I'm writing this with ink-splattered hands grazed with a cut here and there, a slightly de-cluttered mind, as well as a whole load of assignments waiting to welcome me to their warm (choking) embrace. (okay, I do kid, though I really do have quite some work to do)
The past few weeks have been rather hectic ones, so I'm really looking forward to the upcoming week-long hiatus from school to devote myself to well, myself.
Yet again, another lunar new year comes and goes, with all festivities and feelings - or lack thereof - expressed with long, drawn-out sighs (which is most likely due to the return to normalcy). Honestly speaking, I don't really bother with this, considering that there's always next year, the following, and the following...
Overall, I think that this break was well-spent, considering that I managed to bake, cook and bake again, as well as got some reading and drawing done.
And on to today's topic - donuts.
At this point in time, you're probably giving me either of two faces - the "aww... baked?" moony face, or the "YASSS - baked!!!" one. To answer the former, 1. we have a small kitchen - cleaning, anyone? 2. don't say "health-conscious" with that leer, it ain't very kind. Oh, and might I mention that these truly are incredibly fluffy - cake, even.
The ingredients here are relatively simple and straightforward, though you can choose to swap 1/2 of the AP flour for wholewheat, or use cake flour for a lighter texture. What proves to be slightly more challenging would be the toppings. Don't get me wrong; they're great on their own, but for increased aesthetics, a topping is called for. I've written down a short list of toppings that I reckon would go together great:
- powdered sugar
- tahini + seeds (as pictured)
- caramel/dulce de leche (here's a great recipe)
- greek yogurt frosting (greek yogurt + a little sugar)
- condensed milk (cool contents of can of coconut milk - full fat - in fridge) - yeah baby, alliteration at its finest
another note: I've changed the layout of the recipe slightly in the hopes that it appears to be more easily readable. Do sound off if you think that any more improvements can be made!
note no. 2: the saveur food blog awards (which honour bloggers who produce outstanding content) are coming up. I know that I'm rather 'underdeveloped' in this area, but I'd be all too appreciative if you nominated me here - if you feel that I've got worthy content, obviously. Do be sure to vote for other bloggers who you admire + inspire you as well! Thank you x
Coconut Baked Donuts
takes 20 mins / prep time: 5 mins / cook time: 15 mins / cooling time: 5 mins
- to be continued -